Bruce Springsteen is legendary. Famed for his passionate live performances, he is a songwriter par excellence. His work taps into rhythm and blues, jazz, early rock ‘n’ roll, folk and soul. His romantic, poetic lyrics evoke the lives of working people, the urban landscapes of New Jersey, and the heartlands of contemporary America.
The Promised Land takes us on a voyage to the ‘promised land’ of Springsteen’s vision, drawing on albums such as Darkness on the Edge of Town, Nebraska and The Ghost of Tom Joad. The line-up features Liam Ó Maonlaí on vocals and piano; Steve Cooney on guitar; Nick Roth on saxophone; Robbie Perry on percussion and Trevor Hutchinson on bass. The lyrics have been translated into Irish by Gabriel Rosenstock. Screen projections by Margaret Lonergan.